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Diary of A Caring Husband


Dementia Diaries #1: acquiring a second wife… Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ - while retaining his role as ‘husband’… I've only ever had one marriage, but somehow, I seem to have acquired a [...]

Diary of A Caring Husband2020-04-06T13:35:33+00:00

Our Response to Coronavirus


Coronavirus brings about new sessions to support carers and people with dementia in Salford. The Empowered Conversations team have set up weekly video chats and singing sessions for people with dementia and carers in Salford. Living with dementia can bring challenges for an individual and for carers, so being forced to stay at home for [...]

Our Response to Coronavirus2020-04-02T13:24:17+00:00

Top Tips from our Empowered Carers experiencing isolation


  Coronavirus (COVID – 19) will impact on all of our lives.  Turn the telly on and we are bombarded with images of other countries in lock down, daily updates on those with the virus and those who have died from it.  In the UK those over 70 years old, or with under-lying health conditions [...]

Top Tips from our Empowered Carers experiencing isolation2020-03-18T12:48:57+00:00

Conference Postponed


Relationships and Communication in Dementia Conference Postponed   We're actively managing the evolving impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and communities being our main priority. Following guidance from international and local health organisations, as well as our own safety and security procedures, we've taken the difficult decision [...]

Conference Postponed2020-03-12T15:31:14+00:00

Empowered Conversations conference, announced speaker


Professor Alison Wray announced as speaker at “Relationships and Communication in Dementia” conference Cardiff University research professor Alison Wray has been invited to speak at a national conference that will explore the transformative role relationships and communication play in enabling people with dementia to live the life they want for longer. The free conference, titled [...]

Empowered Conversations conference, announced speaker2020-02-12T11:23:18+00:00

Empowered Conversations conference


Empowered Conversations is set to bring hearts and minds together at its first conference to improve relationships and communication in dementia The Empowered Conversations team is on countdown to launching its first ever conference to bring people living with dementia, carers and professionals together under one roof to share innovations on [...]

Empowered Conversations conference2020-02-12T11:12:40+00:00

Empowered Conversations online course for care home staff


How Empowered Conversations is contributing to communication skills in the Greater Manchester care home sector! Our project manager Emma Smith explains how Empowered Conversations is piloting an online course in partnership with Salford University that aims to improve communication with people living with dementia in care homes After two years of thinking about it, meetings, deciding [...]

Empowered Conversations online course for care home staff2020-02-06T16:19:17+00:00

Sit back, relax and enjoy a Christmas film with a loved one


Christmas can be a wonderful time to connect with loved ones – but it does not always have to be a trip out to house full of relatives, which could be stressful for carers and people living with dementia. This could mean simply sharing a sofa, hot chocolate and a mince pie with a [...]

Sit back, relax and enjoy a Christmas film with a loved one2019-12-16T14:20:22+00:00

Helping you cope at Christmas


    Christmas is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends but is not always an easy time for people living with dementia and their loved ones. It can be a busy time, and with this may come changes to your routine.  This can add to confusion and cause anxiety for both the [...]

Helping you cope at Christmas2019-12-12T16:04:27+00:00

Age UK Boat Race back for a 3rd year on World Alzheimer’s Day


The day aimed to positively challenge the stigmas associated with dementia while providing everyone with a fun day out.  The sun was shining; there were blue skies and a fantastic quayside crew cheering on teams as they paddled up and down the Ontario Basin at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre,Salford Quays. The day brought people [...]

Age UK Boat Race back for a 3rd year on World Alzheimer’s Day2019-11-19T08:34:38+00:00